Our next auction is on the 14th April and, as ever, it starts at 11 am with public viewing the day before from 1 pm to 7 pm and from 9.30 am until the sale starts on sale day. You and the public are welcome to the viewing, and to the sale.
A gentleman came in with a fire screen and asked if we would sell it. It had a good embroidered panel depicting the regimental insignia of The Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) and wasn’t faded. So, as ever, I asked if there was a story to it. It belonged to Major F.C. Heneker a family member who was commissioned into the Leinster Regiment as a regular officer on the 22nd November 1894. Before going to the Western Front where he was wounded by shrapnel in January 1915, he had served in Gozo, Bermuda, Halifax, Omdurma, White Nile, Kassala, Shorncliffe and Devonport, and at one stage he became an infantry instructor at Sandhurst. On account of his abilities and bravery he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel by Major-General E.C. Ingouville-Williams, the afternoon before the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was to command the 21st (2nd Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Sad to say, he was killed on the first day of battle and the Major-General was shot by a German sniper. Alas he had not had time to gazette Major Heneker’s promotion resulting in his widow’s receiving a much reduced pension. And that’s just one story out of millions, with more being added every day.
On a lighter note, we have two cars in this sale, both from deceased estates, one is a Fiat Uno 45 registration J914 JEU and the other a Citroen C4 VTR+, registration P22 MAJ. Both will be bargains I’m sure.
We have taken delivery of a small collection of quality carved ivory, all 19th century, which includes a fine Chinese carved panel. With prices so deflated don’t miss this opportunity to own an important piece.
We had a clearance from a property called King John’s Palace in Colnbrook. It was one of the king’s hunting lodges and steeped in history. Our deceased client had trained at the Petersburgh Press which, in the 1960s was patronised by top artists like Jasper Johns and Henry Moore. He later worked for the Government Art Collection as a collection technician handling the restoration, framing and hanging of the collection around the world. From him we have high quality art prints, mainly etchings and aquatints, many signed and expensively framed. The PICTURES section as a whole has about 100 lots of pictures, antique and contemporary prints, and artists include L.S. Lowry (signed), Helen Bradley, Graham Clarke, William Russell Flint, Tereza Buskova, Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, Martin Few, Juliette Goddard, William Hogarth, George Stanfield Walters, D. Havell after Henry Salt, David Lucas after John Constable, C.R.W. Nevinson, James Holland, Roy Perry, Jiang Mingxian, Ken Coulson, Boris O’Klein, Roger Van Rogger, Frank Dobson, Rowland Longmaid, Harry Fitt, Giorgios Gounaropoulos (Gounaro), etc., also a large quantity of vacant good bespoke picture frames, many unused, of all sizes.
SILVER AND PLATE has about 60 lots with lots of boxed items and jewellery, and COLLECTABLES another 60 lots. There’s some great costume jewellery, and lots of coins and stamps as well as postcards and cigarette cards. (Incidentally, subject to probate, we have a phenomenal stamp collection to sell, hopefully in May).
The SHELVES are full with the usual display of figures, clocks, table services and decorative items particularly Doulton and limited edition Worcester figures in their boxes, swords, bronzes, figures by Country Artists and Beatrix Potter figures, 192 collectable thimbles, a large number of Halcyon Days boxes, 34 Halcyon Days Easter eggs (perfect timing!), items from Mystic Legends, 12 Franklin Porcelain musical boxes , lots of Lladro, champagne glasses by Faber… and other cut glass, a shelf of Jasperware – it goes on. We have a good collection of fishing items, mainly classical, with rods and reels.
We have good BOOKS, many on art and a collection of early Penguin paperbacks many of which are pre-100 numbers, costume and accessories including two very smart handbags, furs, toys including a Britains lead farmyard, Robertson’s Golly figures, die cast model vehicles, and dolls.
We have fabulous selection of RECORDS, mainly classic and alternative rock and pop but including The Beatles, Velvet Underground, Joy Division and many more (sample list at bottom of this text).
FURNITURE section is not that big. It includes an Epstein dining suite, a Charles ll small coffer and joined stool with carved back, an Italian Sgabello chair, French arm chairs, a huge modern dining table, garden ornaments and a table and chairs, an old rocking horse, a Victorian inlaid breakfront credenza, mid-century teak including a dining table and chairs, a black high gloss sideboard from Chaplins store, a large wrought metal chandelier worthy of Hollywood, mirrors, etc. Also oriental rugs.
REMEMBER, YOU CAN BID ON-LINE WITH UKAUCTIONEERS.COM OR THE-SALEROOM.COM AND YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER WITH THEM. YOU CAN ALSO BID IN THE ROOM IN REAL TIME. THE CATALOGUE WILL BE UP ONLINE FROM SUNDAY EVENING, 10th APRIL, AND ALL LOTS ARE PHOTOGRAPHED.
We look forward to seeing you.
Records in April 14th Sale (Part List)(lot numbers not yet allocated – full catalogue to go up on Sunday)
Beatles and related records including albums, and some 7 in singles, comprising Anthology II (triple album), Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, two copies of Abbey Road, The White Album numbered, John Harrison All Things Must Pass box set (including poster) etc. 80-120
Joy Division and New Order records comprising two albums, six 12 in singles and four 7 in, to include Unknown Pleasures original first pressing, textured sleeve and luminous red vinyl, and Still double album. 80-120
Alternative rock record albums by US bands – UK pressings, to include two REM, Television, B52’s and two Dinosaur JR. 30-50
Nine David Bowie records comprising albums and five singles to include Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Space Oddity, Aladdin Sane and others. 50-80
18 LP records by female artists to include Dusty Springfield in Memphis, Carly Simon, Susanne Vega, Maria McKee, Nancy Sinatra, Nancy Wilson and others. 30-50
19 soul and jazz records: albums and 24 7 in singles to include two Milt Jackson, Sam & Dave, Charlie Parker, Wilson Pickett, The Supremes, Oscar Peterson Trio and others. 50-80
32 records: LPs and 12 in singles from 1990s-2000s, recent releases to include Sigur Ros double album, Turin Brakes double album, Joanna Newsom ( three LP box set still sealed), also to include The Tinder Sticks, Mazzy Star, seven Goldfrapp, Emiliana Torrini, Stereolab double album and Simian double album, many look to be in unplayed condition. 150-200
29 classic rock LP records, some doubles, to include Cream, three The Rolling Stones, two Pink Floyd , six T. Rex, The Doors, Blind, Faith, Deep Purple, The Yardbirds, Quiet Sun and others. 80-120
41 male rock and folk rock LP records to include Nick Drake, four Neil Young, six Leonard Cohen, two Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, John Martyn, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waites and others. 50-80
15 Velvet Underground and related records comprising LPs and three singles to include Velvet Undergound and Nico, White Light/White Heat, Nico Chelsea Girl, four John Cale, and six Lou Reed. 50-80
A Talking Heads records lot including seven 12 in singles, one LP, four singles and two video cassettes to include Remain in Light LP, Once in a Lifetime 12 in and Pulled Up 7 in. 30-50
Trip hop/Bristol band records to include Massive Attack Blue Lines, Portishead Roseland NYC Live double albums, three Portishead 12 in, Massive Attack 12 in and Goldfrapp Seventh Tree singles (four limited edition picture discs) 50-80
28 Roxy Music and related records including albums, five 12 in singles, over 20 singles and a 2001 tour programme. 50-80
Six Brian Eno records including albums and two 7 in singles to include Music for Films, No Pussyfooting, Here Come the Warm Jets, Before and After Science and others. 50-80
Six Echo and the Bunnymen and related records including LPs, eleven 12 in, one picture disc and eleven 7 in singles, to include self-titled album signed by the full band. 50-80
43 alternative/indie rock/new wave records comprising LPs, twelve 12 in and one 10 in to include Stone Roses debut album, The Smiths – The Queen is Dead, Fire Engines, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, House of Love, The Dentists, Nicky Sudden, Edwyn Collins, two Siouxsie and the Banshees, Mick Harvey, Julian Cope and many more. 200-250
Around 70 limited edition records comprising 7 in singles including The Libertines, Turin Brakes, Morrissey, Laura Marling, Arcade Fire, Goldfrapp, Supergrass, Kathryn Williams – signed, mainly unplayed and many more. 50-80
Around 70 punk and new wave records: singles to include Siouxsie and the Banshees, Pin Point, The Jam, Girls at Our Best!, The Cure, The Clash, The Police (six pack coloured vinyl), Killing Joke, Fire Engines, Bauhaus, The Beat, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and many more. 80-120
Around 200 records comprising rock and pop singles to include The Rolling Stones, Genesis, Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac, Thin Lizzy, The Who, Bob Dylan, T. Rex and many more. 50-80
Around 60 rock and pop records comprising albums to include David Bowie, Deep Purple, Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Bad Company, Blue Oyster Cult, Curved Air, Judy Tzuke signed, and many more. 50-80
Around 60 records: albums to include seven Yes albums, five Genesis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Wishbone Ash, Whitesnake, four Focus, four Fleetwood Mac, two The Faces, and many more. 50-80
Around 100 records: albums including Fleetwood Mac Blue Horizon, The Beatles Abbey Road, The Beatles blue and red vinyl, two The Rolling Stones, two Springsteen, Marillion, two Judas Priest, The Who, Neil Young, three Bad Company, four Eric Clapton, and many others. 40-60
Over 100 records comprising soul, rock and pop 7 in singles to include many Motown singles, also Jimmy Cliff, Edgar Broughton Band, Jefferson Airplane and many more, many in original company sleeves. 40-60
Eight Led Zeppelin LP records to include I,II, and two III (both have working wheels), House of the Holy, Presence and others. 50-80